The upcoming series that I'm most excited for is the HBO/Aaron Sorkin show-within-a-show, More as the Story Develops. Aaron Sorkin -- now Academy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin -- is already a TV legend, and his work tends to be set in the behind-the-scenes world of productions, whether TV shows or political campaigns.

His Sports Night is one of my personal favorites and offers the best look at the other side of the television-production curtain (since or save The Larry Sanders Show, another HBO comedy). The cast Sorkin and uber-producer Scott Rudin have pulled together is very impressive, and Variety reports that they're adding a little international flavor to the otherwise very, um, Caucasian cast. Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel will join the show, but details of his character are still under wraps.

Lastly, this news isn't breaking but I just found out that Greg Mottola will direct the pilot, and that, well, only makes me even more excited. Mottola's film work is very good (Superbad, Adventureland, and Paul), but what is really promising about this hire is his extensive work on some of the best series of the last decade, including Arrested Development and Undeclared.

More as the Story Develops features Jeff Daniels in the lead role as a cable news co-anchor dealing with the aftermath of a complete cast and crew exodus. Also already on board are Alison Pill, Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, Josh Pence, John Gallagher Jr., Thomas Sadoski, and possibly/probably Emily Mortimer.

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